Morning Coffee

And suddenly, the Big 12 standings are getting interesting. . . Let's start with the big one in College Station, where Texas Tech upset Texas A&M 77-75 on a jumper by Jarius Jackson at the buzzer. The Aggies led by as many as 11 in the second half, but simply couldn't pick up the defensive stops they needed to hang on. . . Meanwhile, in Lincoln, Kansas State appears to be mimicking their football bretheren, putting everything together for an upset win over Texas, and playing so-so against the rest of the league. They fell to Nebraska 74-63 last night. . . Last, but not least, Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament chances took a huge hit last night when they stumbled in Ames, losing 58-51 to Iowa State after scoring just 17 first half points. . . Assuming Kansas beats Colorado tonight, the Big 12 standings have gotten awfully interesting, with both the Jayhawks and Aggies at 9-2, and Texas at 8-3. Should Texas fans start thinking about contending for the Big 12 regular season title? Probably not. The schedule still strongly favors Kansas down the stretch, and A&M will still enter Austin as favorites. The 'Horns have a lot left in front of them.

The Longhorn baseball team (4-4) put together its most complete game of the young season yesterday at the Dell Diamond, smacking a school-record 11 doubles in routing UT-Pan American 19-0. Bradley Suttle went 5-for-6, Kyle Russell and Nick Peoples each had 3 RBIs, and four Longhorn pitchers combined for a shutout.

If you're smart like me, you'll be sheltered from tonight's storm because you celebrated Valentine's Day with your sweetheart last night, instead of tonight. (Fonda San Miguel, if you're curious. Yes, I got the carne asada. Yes, I almost died of pleasure overdose.) But, in case you're still trying to figure out what to do tonight for your special someone, Kanu's got you covered with his 'Last Minute Valentine Day Guide.' Even if your plans are locked in, take a minute to read the article on diamonds. And of course, we can't mention V-Day without reminding you of 54b's 'Princess Bride Theory'. Good luck to all of you tonight, ladies and gents.

--PB--

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